WeR2’s Dream Machine

Calico Wallpaper was delighted to contribute to The Dream Machine—an art project envisioned by Suchi Reddy and Sara Meltzer, the collaborators behind weR2.

The Dream Machine is a customized Airstream that is part exhibition space and part travel trailer. Announcing “let’s go anywhere” in neon lights, The Dream Machine has travelled to art fairs and institutions across the US. The project was inspired by Richard Hamilton’s iconic 1956 photo-collage Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? and it was weR2’s interest in interrogating the artistic possibilities of domestic space that drew them to Calico Wallpaper. Inspired by Calico Wallpaper’s unique and impactful patterns, they requested a custom wallpaper for the trailer’s interior.

Calico Wallpaper developed an adaption of Petal, from the Aurora collection, mapping the pattern to the contour of the curved surface using a single panel gradient sheet designed to mirror color between the opposing walls. Petal illuminates the Airstream’s arched interior with the illusion of early dawn light.

The Dream Machine includes limited edition domestic art objects made by modern designers and contemporary artists, including works by John Baldessari, Maurizio Cattelan, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama, Raymond Pettibon, David Shrigley, and Andy Warhol.